For most people Thailand invokes thoughts of crystal clear water lapping on soft sandy beaches, and palm trees gently swaying in the breeze. But not only is Thailand a major tourism destination of the world but also one of the most popular countries for medical tourism. In 2016 more than 2.5 million international patients were treated in Thailand and that number has been steadily increasing ever since. Healthcare in the kingdom is largely driven by private hospitals, although there is a fastly improving state network also being formulated for Thai nationals. Many international patients choose Thailand to have treatment because: The cost is extremely competitive to other places. There is World Class and Internationally Accredited Medical facilities. The surgical staff and the nurses are highly trained. Patient care and services are excellent. Hospitals are built to offer better bundling of services. Fewer entry procedures for travellers, Thailand actively promotes medical tourism. More holiday destinations are available for relaxation and recuperation. Thailand is an aviation hub and easily accessible.
Pattaya is one of the most popular destinations in Thailand for medical tourists. This is hardly a surprise as it is one of the most popular holiday destinations in Thailand too. The seaside resort offers more attractions, amenities, international dining venues, golf courses, shows, events, shopping malls, cinemas etc. than any other place in Thailand outside Bangkok. The big advantage Pattaya has over Bangkok is that it also has some of the most stunning beaches to relax and recuperate after treatment. Accommodation is also bountiful, Pattaya has some of the most stunning condominium projects from world renowned developers such as The Global Top Group . There are a plethora of 5 star internationally acclaimed hotels and many charming beach villas to choose from. Many medical tourists select Pattaya so they can combine first class medical treatment with an exotic holiday in one of the most in demand tourist destinations of Asia.
Pattaya is blessed with some of the best medical care centres in the world. There are many top class hospitals, clinics, dental surgeries operated by private care companies employing the best doctors and nurses to choose from. As downtown Pattaya is fairly compact, everything is easily accessible, so medical centres are next door to hotels and every other amenity the city has to offer. The choice of private top class hospitals is extensive in Pattaya including: Pattaya Memorial Hospital, Pattaya International Hospital, Bangkok Hospital Pattaya, Bang Lamung Hospital and City Hospital. The choice of services and medical treatment is vast, and covers everything from cosmetic surgery to biopsies and cancer procedures. Medical procedures are without doubt far cheaper in Pattaya than in most western countries, and the standard of postoperative care is without comparison. Another big benefit of having treatment in Thailand is that there are seldom waiting lists, so you can have your operation just when exactly you want it. Today medical care in Thailand is a real alternative to having it at home, there are no waiting lists, it is far cheaper, and most importantly the standard of treatment is comparable if not better than many European and US hospitals. And the best thing is that your recuperation takes place in one of the most idyllic places on the globe.